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Pay for the receiver i dont own that i have to pay a monthly fee?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dissturbbed, May 3, 2012.

  1. May 3, 2012 #1 of 122
    dissturbbed

    dissturbbed New Member

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    Here is what i don't understand, directv wants me to pay up front for the receiver $ 199 and then they tell me i don't own it but i still have to pay a monthly fee for the receiver i just thought i bought that i don't own? And here is what i really don't get, If i decide after the contract of 24 months that i don't like the service for whatever reason and cancel i will NOT get back the money i paid for the receiver that i dont own. Can somebody please explain and clarify the situation so i can make a decision.
     
  2. May 3, 2012 #2 of 122
    HarleyD

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    Ever lease a car?

    Nearly the same model. Lump sum down. Monthly payments. Return to leasing company at the end of the lease.

    OUtright purchase price of an HD-DVR is in the $500 - $600 range...and you'll still pay a monthly fee unless it is your only receiver.
     
  3. May 3, 2012 #3 of 122
    Scott Kocourek

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    You leased the receiver rather than buying it, the price of the receiver is in the $500 range. You get it at a reduced rate, pay a monthly fee and they will take care of it if were to break.
     
  4. May 3, 2012 #4 of 122
    trh

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    Don't forget, if you cancel after two years, $199 and a monthly fee, you also then have to return the DVR.

    If you don't like it, go to Dish.
     
  5. May 3, 2012 #5 of 122
    P Smith

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    this upfront fee for leasing DVR/receiver never been procured - it's just "we will force you to pay it, regardless anything"
    car's leasing didn't play here as analogy
     
  6. May 3, 2012 #6 of 122
    Scott Kocourek

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    If they gave all of the receivers away for free the monthly rate would likely be in the $18 -$20 month range and you still wouldn't own it.
     
  7. May 3, 2012 #7 of 122
    say-what

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    Sounds like you got it straight

    All DirecTV receviers are considered leased

    You pay $199 (thought it was 149) upfront lease fee on HR2x models

    Whether owned or leased, you pay the same monthly fee for each receiver after the 1st (1st has no charge)

    If you cancel your account early, you pay an early termination fee for the remainder of your 2 year term

    Whenever you discontinue service, you must return the leased receiver to DirecTV, failure to do so results in about a $250 charge
     
  8. May 3, 2012 #8 of 122
    P Smith

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    "You pay $199 upfront lease fee" - new oxymoron ?
    the money never counted as lease fee nor as returned deposit
     
  9. May 3, 2012 #9 of 122
    dissturbbed

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    Ok that makes sense.
     
  10. May 3, 2012 #10 of 122
    dpeters11

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    And actually, on the primary receiver you don't pay that monthly fee, it's charged and credited back.
     
  11. May 3, 2012 #11 of 122
    Combat Medic

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    Force? Who is forcing you to be a DirecTV customer?
     
  12. May 3, 2012 #12 of 122
    Rtm

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    You don't pay $15,000 up front to lease a $30,000 dollar car....
     
  13. May 3, 2012 #13 of 122
    P Smith

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    Dark Force !

    If you'll talk seriously: DTV is doing that (don't munch my words).
     
  14. May 3, 2012 #14 of 122
    Davenlr

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    No, that would be stupid. I would use the $15,000 to make a down payment on BUYING the $30,000 car.
     
  15. May 3, 2012 #15 of 122
    P Smith

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    DTV fun-boys will not get it. :)
     
  16. May 3, 2012 #16 of 122
    dpeters11

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    And how many Hoppers and Joeys can a new subscriber get for free? Like if you want two Hoppers, wouldn't you have to pay for some of the equipment and not own it?
     
  17. May 3, 2012 #17 of 122
    RACJ2

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    Dish fan boys are the ones that don't get it. You can put $15,000 down on a leased car and then your monthly payment would be much lower on that vehicle. Basic math. :rolleyes:
     
  18. May 3, 2012 #18 of 122
    spartanstew

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    You could if you wanted a lower monthly payment.
     
  19. May 3, 2012 #19 of 122
    wahooq

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    AS I've stated many many times. There is NO such thing as a lease equipment fee on a monthly basis. With DTV you pay equipment fees upfront. The monthly fees are for mirroring your main programming package from your primary receiver to your secondary ones.
     
  20. May 3, 2012 #20 of 122
    peano

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    You can buy a Dish ViP612 for about $200 and you OWN it.

    This crap about receivers being worth $500 is just that. Any HR2X is not worth more than $200. And I would argue with their performance they are worth far less.
     

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